Book Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Book Series: The Others #2
Released: 9/1/09 by Griffin
Pages: 320 Price: $7.99 Paperback
Source: I borrowed this audiobook from my library
Missy Roper’s fantasies have revolved around Graham Winters since the moment they met. But the imposing leader of the Silverback werewolf clan always seemed oblivious to Missy’s existence. At least he Lupine law decrees that every Alpha must have a mate, and all Graham’s instincts tell him that the sensual, beguiling Missy is his. Trouble is, Missy is human?every delectable inch of her. Convincing his clan that she’s his destined mate, and keeping her safe from his enemies, will be the biggest challenge Graham has ever faced. And now that he is determined to have her?as his lover and as his mate?Missy’s world is changing in ways she never imagined?
I read the first book in this series ages ago. I don’t really remember what it was about but I gave it three stars and remember thinking that I would continue with the series if the other books ever crossed my path. It just so happens that my library has them available in audio format and needing a new book to listen to while doing chores I decided to continue.
First impression, wow that’s a lot of graphic sex to listen to while mowing the lawn. Sure did make chore day interesting. The plot was fairly typical for a paranormal romance. A girl has a crush on smexy alpha male and doesn’t dream she has a snowball’s chance in hell with. Of course, this means she is his mate and he spends the entire book trying to convince her she is good enough for him… All of this over the span of a weekend where of course she ends up pregnant and just so happens helps the alpha keep his pack. Lots of clichés in this book and for the first time it actually bothered me. I think this has something to do with my changing reading taste, or perhaps it was just too over the top.
I liked Missy even though I got tired of her insecurity. Graham, I liked a little less but enough to finish the book. The pack was interesting but we didn’t learn much about pack dynamics and they barely had any part of the plot at all until the end. So I will probably give this series one more shot but if it doesn’t improve significantly I will most likely abandon it.
My Rating: 2 Stars